Spice Girls and Girls Aloud in Race for London Olympic Ceremony Spot


Geri Halliwell v. Cheryl Cole as 2012 all-star battle of the bands looms

Spice Girls and Girls Aloud in Race for London Olympic Ceremony Spot.

THE SPICE GIRLS plan to sing at the London Olympics, according to Geri Halliwell, but the 90s band now face competition from Girls Aloud for a slot at the opening ceremony.

"Singing at the Games is a great idea and would be an amazing opportunity," said Halliwell aka Ginger Spice.

"This is our opportunity to show that British music, which has led and dominated the world, should do, always."

But a younger all-woman band could scupper Halliwell's hopes of a career revival off the back of the 2012 games: Cheryl Cole's Girls Aloud are also rumoured to be keen to headline the opening ceremony.

"With the girls already planning to reform next year, Olympic Officials are keen for them to open the games," a source told M Is For Music.

"They are the biggest British girl group in recent years. What better way for them to celebrate their tenth anniversary?"

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2011-04-27 11:43.

Girls Aloud have had a string of top 10 singles in the UK and some of their songs are cracking, but.... The Spice Girls were a truly global phenomenon. They were, for a time in the 90's, the biggest pop act in every major music market around the globe, including the USA. "Ginger, Scary, Baby, Sporty and Posh were the most widely recognized group of individuals since John, Paul, George, and Ringo" On an international level there is just no demand to see Girls Aloud perform at the ceremony. They should do a kind of time-line of British pop music with the likes of Paul McCartney, The Stones, Elton, Bowie, Kate Bush, George Michael, Oasis, Spice Girls, Wino/Adele and other British icons still around and willing to participate.

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